Absa Premiership

PSL launches appeal against own DC over 'Downs decision

2019-05-08 11:21
Wayne Arendse (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League has lodged an appeal against the Disciplinary Committee's ruling that Mamelodi Sundowns only face fines over the Wayne Arendse situation.

Arendse was used in a match last year when he was not eligible as his name was not initially written on the team-list as per National Soccer League regulations.

However, Advocate Joe Nalane only handed out a R250 000 fine to the club as well as a R50 000 penalty to Arendse, instead of a points deduction.

The PSL believes that Nalane "erred/or misdirected" in the ruling.

The appeal is asking that Bidvest Wits be awarded three points via a 3-0 scoreline while Arendse be handed a two-match suspension.

In the event that the Brazilians contest the appeal - they would be forced to pay the costs of the sitting.

As such, Sundowns' return to the top of the table after Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Golden Arrows may not be as significant in terms of the outcome of the PSL title race.

As it stands, should coach Pitso Mosimane's men win against Free State Stars, they will be champions ahead of Orlando Pirates. Yet, if points are deducted - the Sea Robbers could still theoretically pip them to the post.

 

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